Friday, June 20, 2014

Clocker - creating a Docker cloud with Apache Brooklyn

In this post we introduce Clocker - an open source project which lets you spin up a Docker Cloud (hence the name). We show how under the covers this Docker Cloud is deployed and managed in an environment of your choice using Apache Brooklyn, which in turn treats it as a target location – deploying and managing applications on it.

Docker is an open platform for distributed applications for developers and sysadmins, and Apache Brooklyn is an open source framework for modeling, monitoring and managing applications through autonomic blueprints currently undergoing incubation at the Apache Software Foundation.

Recently we have seen Docker cluster management projects appearing which are predominantly focused on managing clusters in a single provider’s environment. Clocker is designed to deploy and manage Docker clusters in a portable and cloud provider agnostic way. Clocker can even be used on-premise exploiting an enterprise’s virtual or private cloud environment.

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